Town: Falkenberg (Oberpfalz)
Color: unfiltered, darker than most Zoigl
Head: white, lively
Nose: hint of grain and hops
Body: high carbonation for style
Palate: some grain but ample hoping, one of the driest Zoigl
Finish: long, dry, bitter
Served: from the tank at the brewery
Impression: I’d missed this place on my first trip to the region. We’d spent the night in Windischeschenbach and went to Beim Gloser and Beim Kack’n, and in the process fell in love with the whole Zoigl scene. We were heading north to visit my wife’s family and had lunch arrangements so time was at a premium. We were going to Mitterteich to check out Luggerts Boozhaus but stopped in Falkenberg to see the castle. I knew Kramer-Wolf wouldn’t be open yet but it was just about to do so. Still, family was calling and off we sped. So, it was great to finally get here and the Zoigl was one of the best despite being poured on the very fizzy side. It was very much a home-brew in appearance and it had one of the best finishes of all the Zoigl I’ve had.
Care for another Zoigl?